Curriculum Vitae


Education:

  • B.A., Secondary Education and History, Marshall University, May 8, 2004
  • M.A., Teaching and Learning with Technology, Ashford University, August 6, 2012
  • Other Graduate-Level Course Work:
    • 39 Hours
      • 24 Hours Towards M.A. in Multi-Categorical Special Education
      • 15 hours Non-Degree Professional Development

Teaching Certification:

  • WV Professional Teaching Certificate
    • License No. K2N125300243
      • Endorsements:
        • Social Studies 5 – Adult (Permanent)
        • School Librarian/Media PK – Adult (Permanent)
      • Advanced Credential:
        • Technology Integration Specialist (Permanent)
      • Permanent Authorization:
        • Technology Systems Specialist (Permanent)
      • Salary Classification
        • M.A. + 30

Certification, Recognition, and Awards:

  • Apple
    • Apple Teacher 2016
  • Common Sense Education:
    • Certified Educator: Digital Citizenship (2013 – 2015)
    • Certified Educator: Graphite (2013 – 2016)
    • EdTech Mentor (2016)
    • Common Sense Ambassador (2015 – 2017)
  • CompTIA
  • Google Certified Educator
    • Level 1 (Valid through 12/20/2018)
    • Level 2 (Valid through 8/30/2019)
  • IC3
  •  Microsoft:
  • SIIA CODiE Awards Judge
    • 2016 – Best Classroom Management Solution

 Teaching, Educational, & Coaching Experience:

  • Putnam County Board of Education
    • February 2016 – Present
      • Technology Systems Specialist (2/22/2016 – Present)
  • Cabell County Board of Education
    • October 2004 – February 2016
      • Substitute Teacher (October 2004 – July 2007)
      • Teacher – Social Studies at Enslow Middle School (2007 – 2009)
      • Assistant Football Coach – Enslow Middle School (2007 – 2010)
      • Teacher – Social Studies at Cabell Midland High School (2009 – 2013)
      • Technology Integration Specialist (TIS) at Huntington Middle School (2013 – February 2016)
  • Wayne County Board of Education
    • July 2004 – July 2007
      • Substitute Teacher

Conference Presentations, Trainings, and Publications:

  • iMovie in the Content Classroom – Cabell County Schools R3 Teacher Institute 2014
    • An introduction to how iMovie, from Apple, can be used to allow students the ability to express their content knowledge creatively in a new format. Examples for use as well as examples from students and other educators are shown as part of this presentation. A hands-on session was included to allow teachers in attendance to play with iMovie and then share with the group what they were able to do as well as their own ideas to integrate the tool into their classroom.
  • Getting Started with Office 365 – Cabell County Schools R3 Teacher Institute 2014 (Co-Presenter with Nan Argabrite, Karen Dailey, and Stacy Morgan)
    • An introduction to Office 365 for teachers. Topics addressed included Outlook Web and migrating from Access accounts, Calendar, People (contacts), Office tools, etc. This session also provided hands-on time for teachers to log-in and begin to use their new accounts on Office 365.
  • “Connecting Families” in Action – (https://www.commonsense.org/education/blog/connecting-families-in-action)
    • An overview of the work done at Huntington Middle School using the Connecting Families program from Common Sense Education.
  • Reaching Parents on Digital Citizenship with Connecting Families (Co-Presenter with Jason Jackson, Common Sense Education) – West Virginia Statewide Technology Conference 2015
    • Huntington Middle School in Cabell County has started to use Connecting Families from Common Sense Education to help educate our parents in the opportunities and pitfalls that exist in today’s digital world. The program provides tools to help parents better understand the issues that our kids face each day in their digital lives and provides them with tools to better help our kids be good digital citizens. This session will provide a quick overview of the Connecting Families program and then go into the details of how Huntington Middle School established the program to reach our parents. Tips and insights from our implementation will be shared to help other who hope to implement Connecting Families at their own schools.
  • Integrating Technology for Learning: Tech Up Lessons (Co-Presenter with Jason Jackson, Common Sense Education) – West Virginia Statewide Technology Conference 2015
    • Many teachers find integrating technology into lessons a little overwhelming. Classrooms are tech ready for digital learning but it is hard to find quality tools for student learning and integrate them into teaching. Participants will learn how to discover high quality digital learning apps and weave them into Lesson Flows – a framework – and resource – that helps teachers integrate technology into lesson plans, while adhering to their lesson goals. Teachers think with purpose about where, why and how to integrate technology into their teaching.
  • OnCourse Gradebook for Teachers – Cabell County Schools R3 Teacher Institute 2015
    • Training for teachers for OnCourse Gradebook as part of the initial implementation for Cabell County Schools 2015-2016 school year.
  • OnCourse Lesson Planner for Teachers – Cabell County Schools R3 Teacher Institute 2015
    • Training for teachers for OnCourse Lesson Planner as part of the initial implementation for Cabell County Schools 2015-2016 school year.
  • OneNote in the Classroom – Putnam County Schools Summer Staff Development 2016
    • Training session to expose teachers to OneNote and the Classroom Notebook from Office 365. Teachers were provided the chance to see how OneNote and the Classroom Notebook work while being provided the opportunity to begin building their own notebooks and classroom notebooks.
  • Personal/Professional Learning Networks – Putnam County Schools Summer Staff Development 2016
    • Connect with other educators to target your interests in order to improve instructional delivery. Many tools exist that make these connections easy to find and use. Yammer, EdWeb, Twitter and EdChats, Facebook Groups, Simple K-12, and Voxer are just a few examples of tools being used by educators to expand their PLNs.
  • Finding Quality Digital Tools for your Classroom – West Virginia Statewide Technology Conference 2016
    • Educators spend hours looking for new and exciting digital tools and resources for their classroom, but often times, come up short in finding quality items to integrate. Wouldn’t it be great to have one place to go and find these items for your classroom? Graphite (http://www.graphite.org) provides a way for educators to find items for their classroom that have been reviewed by Common Sense Education’s editorial team and other educators from around the world. Graphite also provides quality lesson plans and a growing teacher community for discussion on educational tools and resources. Educators can also earn “Certified Educator” status on Graphite for their own work in helping to expand the reviews and lesson plans on Graphite. Join Randall Black, Certified Educator: Graphite and a Common Sense Ambassador, to see what Graphite has to offer.
  • Excellent Digital Tools to Support the 4 Cs – (Co-Presenter with Jason Jackson, Common Sense Education) West Virginia Statewide Technology Conference 2016
    • What are the best tools to foster the 4 Cs – communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking? In this fast-paced session, sample “app-etizers” and learn about tools teachers can use with all subject areas and grade levels to support 21st Century learning. You’ll hear not only about the tools, but ideas on how they can be used and experience the resource. We’ll explore: EdPuzzle, Chalkup, PollEverywhere, Canva and more. These tools are recommended by teachers on Graphite, a free service by Common Sense Education that helps educators find and meaningfully integrate the best digital learning tools.
  • #WVEdChat Live at #WVSTC – (Lead presenter with Derek Oldfield, Jason Jackson, and Rachel Burkett) West Virginia Statewide Technology Conference 2016
    • An #EdChat takes place online using Twitter with a designated hashtag (#WVEdChat, for example) to follow the discussion. In WV, the #WVEdChat is growing and more and more educators are becoming involved each session. @Mr_B_TSS, @mr_oldfield, @MrJason_Jackson, and @tisinaction will be demonstrating a session of #WVEdChat. Join us to discuss #WVSTC16, gain a better understanding of how an #EdChat works and see tools (Participate Learning, TweetDeck, etc.) that can be used to help you better be involved in the discussion.

Consultative Work:

  • Common Sense Education – Graphite 2.0 Mentoring/Community Building
    • 1 year, Contracted (May 1, 2015 – April 30, 2016)
    • Duties:
      • Moderate discussions on Graphite community on two pages, including initiating conversations, responding to posts and connecting educators to appropriate resources.
      • Posts and responses will be based on amount of community activity.
      • Mentor Graphite Certified Educators by providing feedback on their Field Notes and Lesson Flows in order to increase the quality.
      • Create one new Graphite Board every month by curating the best content (Product Reviews, Field Notes and Lesson Flows) for assigned area and the Graphite editorial theme calendar.

Skills & Professional Development:

  • Computer and Network Management:
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Office 365, and Microsoft and MacOS Operating Systems as well as with iOS devices and iPad integration into the classroom and network administration and computer repair
    • Management and implementation of 260+ iPad devices using Apple Configurator and Meraki MDM at Huntington Middle School (2013-2016)
    • Guided implementation of Chromebooks at Huntington Middle School (2016)
    • Technology Systems Specialist with Putnam County Schools: 1troubleshoot and repair computer and network hardware; 2manage systems in district domain, active directory, and System Center; 3manage users and group policy for network access and function, and 4enforce Acceptable Use Policy with both students and staff.
  • Background in Historical Research and the use of Primary and Secondary source materials for interpretation
  • Instructional Training Session and Courses Completed:
    • Numonics Virtual Whiteboard
    • Smart Slate, Board, and Notebook
    • iPad Integration
    • Learning-Focused Strategies
    • Differentiated Instruction
    • Document Based Questions
    • APL Associates Instruction Skills Workshop
    • Common Sense Media
      • Digital Literacy & Citizenship Curriculum Training – 11/27/2014
    • WVLearns:
      • Google Applications for Classroom Instruction – October-November 2012
      • Webtop for a Educators – March-April 2014
      • Intel Essentials: Blended Delivery of Instruction – May-June 2014
      • Blended Delivery of Instruction II – October-November 2014
      • Office 365 for Classroom Instruction – January-February 2015
      • Building your PLN – October-November 2015
      • Finding the Best Education Resources on the Web – October-November 2016
    • Technology Training Sessions and Course Completed:
      • Microsoft Imagine Academy:
        • Administering Windows Server 2012 – 3/11/2016
        • Configuring Active Directory Domain Services and Managing Group Policy – 3/14/2016
        • Networking Fundamentals: Academic Edition – 3/14/2016
        • Get Started with Windows 10 – 9/6/2016
        • Get the Most from Windows 10 – 9/6/2016
        • Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 – 8/2/2017
        • Security Fundamentals – 8/3/2017
        • Client Deployment, Inventory Collection, Software Metering, and Asset Intelligence – 9/25/2017
      • WVDE:
        • Spring 2016 TSS Workshop – 6/2/2016
        • Fall 2016 TSS Workshop – 11/2/2016
        • Spring 2017 TSS Workshop – 4/5/2017
        • Fall 2017 TSS Workshop – 10/26/2017

Please contact Randall for a list of professional references